Nichole Fratangelo. For some, relationships are based on love, trust, and the ability to mutually decide on what to order for dinner. For others, it seem like it's all about height. Men, as we know all too well, often demand an "ideal" body type from women — long and lean — but women, too, often expect a specific standard from men: TALL.
Taller woman, shorter men: when height differences don't matter for couples
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I know many an otherwise open-minded woman who swears that she would never date someone shorter than she is, and I used to count myself among them. So much for that deal-breaker. One study in the U. According to the CDC , the average height difference between men and women is 5.
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But many shorter gents feel like women only like taller men, so they don't stand a chance especially with a taller woman. There's some truth to this. Many women prefer men who are taller than them. Or at least they say they do. When it comes down to it, most women value non-physical traits way more than anything as superficial as height.
Celebrities getting hastily engaged is neither new nor particularly exciting, but this pairing offered some fun new twists: an age difference, a tangential relationship to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry , and the perceived height difference between the two. But the Jonas-Chopra height debate reenergized me, so I decided to email a few of my friends on both ends of the height spectrum to see how being tall or not has affected their love lives or not. When asked how they navigate dating apps as a tall person, most of the single women I talked to said that they lay it all out upfront.